Morrissey Announces US Label, 2009 US Tour Dates

brandon | December 18, 2008 - 10:16 am

We channeled high-school poetry class when analyzing Morrissey’s Years Of Refusal album art, but even with his weighty caterpillar tattoo and all that the child-is-the-father-to-the-man business, the man didn’t actually have a US label ready for the Jerry Finn-produced collection until now: Moz’s Ringleader of the Tormentors followup will be out on Attack/Lost Highway, a day after it’s released in the UK. Also, the last “confirmed tracklist” wasn’t so confirmed, so we have the updated version. Finally, he’s booked a US tour, complete with “intimate club dates.” December spawned a lot of Morrissey news:

01 “Something Is Squeezing My Skull”
02 “Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed”
03 “Black Cloud”
04 “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”
05 “All You Need Is Me”
06 “When Last I Spoke to Carol”
07 “That’s How People Grow Up”
08 “One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell”
09 “It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore”
10 “You Were Good In Your Time”
11 “Sorry Doesn’t Help”
12 “I’m OK By Myself”

Years Of Refusal is out 2/16 in UK via Polydor/Decca and 2/17 in the US via Attack/Lost Highway. The tour:

02/28 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park
03/01 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock live
03/03 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theater
03/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
03/06 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
03/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
03/09 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
03/11 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
03/13 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/14 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theater
03/16 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
03/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
03/19 – Buffalo, NY @ University of Buffalo Center for the Arts
03/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Acadmy of Music
03/25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03/26 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
03/28 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods
03/29 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/31 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
04/01 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theater
04/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
04/04 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
04/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
04/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
04/08 – St. Louis, MO @ Pageant Theater
04/10 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
04/11 – Houston, TX @ Jesse H. Jones Hall
04/12 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
04/14 – El Paso, TX @ Chavez Theater
04/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater